Created on Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:26
Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:26
Created on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 16:16
Published on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 16:16
Our children from Year 1 and Year 3 have been fortunate enough to work with visiting members of the Birmingham Royal Ballet in four different dance workshops.
Visiting Dance Artist Jenny Murphy and Pianist Andrew Kristy lead the sessions based on the company's current production of 'Coppelia'. The children found out all about the characters from the ballet and were able to have a go at taking on the role of the clockwork doll, magician and old man. The pupils created their own performances to share at the end of the workshop.
Mrs Duckers, Mrs Slassor, Mrs Charles, Mrs Edwards and Mr Worth all enjoyed participating in the workshops with several members of staff taking the opportunity to try on a beautiful costume from the company's production of 'Sleeping Beauty'!
Created on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:06
Published on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:06
This week Year Three have been lucky enough to have a special visitor. Chris Ryder is a caricature artist and she came in for a two hour workshop with the children. All of the children got to develop their drawing skills, with a special emphasis on the face. She gave the children tips and tricks for drawing eyes, noises and hair. The children had lots of fun and enjoyed drawing funny, sad and evil faces! During the workshop they even got to watch the artisit draw an image using an iPad and a special app.
At the start of the week Year Three also got to spend the whole day cuting and sewing their tie dye t-shirts that were inspired by the 1960s fashion. The children showed lots of perserance practising thier running stitch.
Created on Thursday, 16 March 2017 07:52
Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 07:52
On Wednesday we all became young scientists when we visited The Big Bang Science Fair at the NEC! The Big Bang Fair is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits. We all really enjoyed watching the first main show, it was full of guts and gore! We even got to see the inside of somebodies stomach! Throughout the day we visited lots of stalls including ones with bugs, virtual headsets and magical magnets.
Created on Friday, 03 March 2017 14:29
Published on Friday, 03 March 2017 14:29
On Thursday we had a great day celebrating World Book Day! We all looked brilliant in our costumes. There were witches, wizards, bears and much, much more! The Year Three theme this year was Beatrix Potter.
Throughout the day we got to complete lots of exciting activities linked to maths, literacy and art. The activities included: planting (carrot, radish and lettuce) seeds for a Beatrix Potter garden, writing setting descriptions, designing a new coin and sketching animals.
Created on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 17:04
Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 17:04
We explored the painting "The Great Wave" by Katsushika Hokusai.
We used watercolours and different painting techniques to create our own wave paintings. We learned that sometimes painting the surface of the paper in water first gives a pale wash effect.
This week we have also explored our Wonderful World by finding out about human and phsical features. We looked at different landmarks around the world.
Created on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:04
Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:04
Please practise this at home - it's very fast so remember to say the words clearly!
Created on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:02
Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:02
3CC please practise your class song
Created on Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:11
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:11
This half term our Science topic is Electricity. We started this topic in the Phiz Lab and it was very exciting! We got to investigate circuits by predicting which ones would work and would not work. We then tested them to see if we were correct. Over the next few weeks we will also be learning about conductors and insulators.
Created on Monday, 12 December 2016 14:46
Published on Monday, 12 December 2016 14:46
To get our countdown to Christmas started, year 3 and 4 held a phase quiz. The phase gathered to answer some rather tricky questions in a bid to win a star prize. Mr Melville created the quiz and had been particularly clever/mean with some of his questions! The children were mixed across the phase and loved interacting with different children from other classes. Excellent behaviour was displayed at all times… well done guys!
Created on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:07
Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:07
This week we have enjoyedlinking our Topic and Literacy lessons together! Using the Ipads and information bookletsn we have been researching extreme weathers, for example hurricanes. We have learnt how they are formed, how fast the winds are and how to survive them! We have used this research we create newspaper articles, information posters and non-chronological reports.
Created on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 13:55
Published on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 13:55
Over the next few weeks Year 3 will be become animators, using a programme called Scratch. This week we have already been able to input demands to make the sprite character move across the screen. We will also be learning how to make the character speak. As well as having lots of fun changing the backgrounds of the stories we create.